Dream Development wins city’s Housing Innovation Competition

A jury of community members, architects, contractors, city planners and other officials selected Dream Development as the winner of its first-ever Housing Innovation Competition, which is aimed at pioneering ways of reducing building costs to make more units of housing ...

Boston Public School teachers rally to support DACA

This week, educators from the Boston Teachers Union gathered outside Roxbury’s Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building to demonstrate their support for the continuation of DACA and to raise awareness to the community.

Trial Court offers to reinstate Arroyo, seeks control over hiring

Suffolk County Register of Probate Felix D. Arroyo can return to the Registry in October, Massachusetts Trial Court officials said last week, if he agrees to let them supervise the process of hiring deputy administrators.

Walsh on his housing record

The luxury housing isn’t putting pressure on the market. A lot of the people going in there are new people coming into Boston. We’re growing as a city. We’re going to continue to grow.

Dancing up the ladder: Three talented black dancers join the Boston Ballet

The Boston Ballet’s newly announced 2017-2018 company roster represents 15 different nationalities, including three new African American dancers, Daniel Durrett, Chyrstyn Fentroy and Tyson Clark. The increasingly diverse company demonstrates strides to shape a new, more inclusive, ballet.

City seeks restaurateur tenant for prime Dudley real estate

The city of Boston is once again seeking a full-service restaurant tenant for the large vacant space at the front of the Bruce C. Bolling Building in the heart of Dudley Square. Finding the right restaurateur-tenant for the prominent location ...

Can Boston build a way out of the housing crisis?

There’s little dispute that Boston faces a housing crisis with rents and housing prices beyond the reach of many of the city’s current residents. Mayor Martin Walsh has been pursuing a strategy of increasing housing production to meet growing need, ...

45 Townsend project sparks neighborhood ire

Members of the Kensington Investment Company’s 45 Townsend Street team displayed a 3-D rendering of their planned housing development at a meeting last week, and discussed its features: indoor and outdoor public spaces, an orchard on the premises, and the ...

Lydia Edwards vies for city council seat

Lydia Edwards brings with her a background of advocacy in areas such as domestic and immigrant workers’ rights and support for residents facing housing crises. Now she looks to advocate for East Boston, Charlestown and the North End on the ...

Tens of thousands pour into Boston streets to decry hate

Boston counter-demonstrators made it clear that they intended to send a message against those who would promote racism, white supremacy, white nationalism, neo-Nazism and similar mentalities.

Saturday counter-demonstration expected to draw thousands

More than 10,000 people are expected to turn out to the counter-protest against the alt-right-affiliated “Free Speech Rally” Saturday, according to organizers Monica Cannon and Angelina Camacho, who spoke to reporters this morning in Dudley Square.

The hard work of winning at Caribbean Carnival

Socaholics masquerade band members have spent months creating more than 300 costumes in anticipation of this year’s Boston Caribbean Carnival.

City’s Inclusionary Development Policy garnered affordable units for Boston, but few in Rox

Private firms have been spurred to create almost 1,740 affordable housing units in Boston, thanks to the city’s Inclusionary Development Policy. But less than 1 percent of those units have been built in Roxbury, according to a recent Boston Planning ...

In the news: Janelle Woods-McNish

Janelle Woods-McNish, Mrs. North America Universe, will compete in Durban, South Africa for the Mrs. Universe crown.

MBTA approves Foxborough pilot

Advocates continuing a long-running bid to bring rapid, frequent service to transit-starved, low-income areas along the Fairmount line fear that the MBTA may undermine planned improvements in favor of providing more options to white suburbanites, starting in 2019.